Top 8 Children’s Car Books
Read below for the top 8 automotive themed children’s books!
8) Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry is a whimsical author that has produced a plethora of classic children’s books! Cars and Trucks and Things That Go is an automotive based book known for featuring more mesmerizing artwork than text and will keep a younger child interested for hours. Cars and Trucks and Things That Go aids in the development of understanding through observation. No matter how many changes occur in the automotive industry, Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go remains a timeless classic.
7) Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
Amelia Bedelia is back again and this time she is taking a fun filled road trip with her employer, Mr. Rogers. Their destination is Amelia’s cousins house but along the way, the two experience a few misadventures and misunderstandings. Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia introduces classic automotive expressions to children, such as ‘push the horn’ and ‘give it a tow.’
6) The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race by Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race puts an automotive spin on the classic tale of the tortoise and the hare. While this story has been re-written, the moral of the story remains the same – to teach children the importance of persistence in order to truly succeed in their goals. Needless to say, the lemon of the car race, Red, ends up winning the entire roadster tournament even though his competitors are bigger and more capable. Red chooses the tried and true road of determination and persistence over cheating, teasing, and pride. During the process of reading this story, kids will be learning and familiarizing themselves with elementary colors.
5) Everything I Know About Cars by Tom Lichtenheld
Everything I Know About Cars is a great piece of automotive literature for older children as well as adults! It is a very creative and humorous story told from Lichtenheld’s automotive perspective. Lichtenheld regards the book as a collection of educated guesses and made up facts on all things that zoom. Expect to laugh a ton while reading this piece.
4) How to Build a Car by Saskia Lacey & Martin Sodomka
How to Build a Car features a visually pleasing team of animals learning how to build their very own car, hence the title. A blue convertible coupe will be built by memorable characters such as Eli the mouse and Hank the horse. Your child will enjoy following these furry friends as they construct their car from schematics to frame.
3) NASCAR ABC’s by Paul DuBois Jacobs ; Jennifer Swender
Help your child learn their ABCs and a plethora of vocabulary terms in an automotive manner with NASCAR ABC’s by Paul DuBois Jacobs & Jennifer Swender. Car and truck loving toddlers will be extremely pleased to expand their vocab through pages filled with automobile racing and colorful cars!
2) Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis & Douglas Florian
In order to switch up your child’s automotive literature list, we have mixed in a book of automotive poems which helps to expand creative and abstract thinking within young minds. Keep in mind that the language utilized in these poems is somewhat advanced and your child may need some assistance.
1) Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E.Shaw
Sheep in a Jeep is just one installment within the beloved Sheep series! This time the woolly rascals will find themselves stranded during a road trip due to car troubles. While this story may be on the shorter side, the word choice and pictures allow for a great tale with much comedic value. Sheep in a Jeep helps younger readers in sentence development and basic reading rhythm.